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Rotating Spray Paint Storage Cabinet Build Plans

Organize the spray paint cans you have all over your garage with this rotating spray paint storage cabinet.

My new shop is coming along, we have walls, roof and power! So now I am eager to start getting things organized.

It has been hard to find things still in boxes and crates from our big move. So I partnered with Kreg Tools and their project plan site, BuildSomething.com, to build the first organization: a spray paint storage cabinet!

Small rotating spray paint storage cabinet with spray paint cans in organized in a rainbow in a corner next to bar clamps in a shop.

Small Space Storage

I was desperately missing the paint storage I built behind the door in my last craft room. I love the shallow shelves that allowed me to see all the colors I have. But I didn’t have a wall to dedicate to a similar storage in the new shop.

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But what I do have is an empty corner…

So instead of building a wall mounted spray paint storage solution, I decided to go with a simple cabinet. And the small cabinet can be tucked into the smallest of spaces.

Close up of three paint cans in the slots of the spray paint storage.

The slender cabinet is only 13″ x 13″, but holds a total of 40 spray paint cans! And to make the cabinet accessible even in the most crowded shop corner, I put it on a lazy Susan. It easily rotates so you can quickly see and access all your paint cans.

I used this 8″ heavy duty lazy Susan hardware. It is rated to hold up to 225 lbs. I don’t know exactly how many pounds the cabinet is, but I can lift it by myself so I am certain it is not over 200.

Looking down on the spray paint cabinet seeing 20 of the 40 cans it holds organized by color.

And my favorite part is I can still see all the paint cans I have with just a flick of the wrist. The 4 different rows of 10 cans makes it so I can organize my paint by color, texture, or type of paint.

Doesn’t organization just make you so happy!?!

Two pictures of the spray paint storage cabinet showing it rotating.

Easy to Build Cabinet

Besides all the amazing organization, the other things that I love about this spray paint storage cabinet is how easy it is to assemble.

The pieces are held together quickly, but strongly, with pocket holes from the Kreg Jig. I have the K5 system that is great for making fast, repeatable pocket holes on your project.

So once you set the jig to the thickness of you material, you can add all the pocket holes fast!

Close up of the top of the storage cabinet with yellow, orange and red spray paint in the slots.

I also tried to use minimal tools for the cabinet build. The 1×8 and 1×4 boards are easy to cut on a miter saw. And the plywood top/bottom pieces can be quickly cut to size with a table saw or circular saw.

And lastly, a jigsaw is needed to cut out the notches on the top and you are ready to fill your cabinet up with all the spray paint cans! No more searching all over for to color you thought you had.

Wood shop with a spray paint storage cabinet in the corner that rotates and holds 40 cans of spray paint.

Paint Storage Cabinet Build Plans

If you are ready to build your own spray paint storage, I am sharing the build plans for free on BuildSomething.com.

Click here for the complete build plans!

Happy building!

-Kati with picture of blog author Kati

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Barbara Warner

Monday 14th of December 2020

Kati, That is absolutely brilliant! I love it. That would be so much easier than poking around in a cabinet trying to find the right color. I just love it. Perhps I'll get lucky and my husband will be up to the challenge to build it!!! I'll help.

Kati

Wednesday 16th of December 2020

Thank you Barbara! I have been digging through milk crates looking for colors so I am thrilled to have everything visible. You will have so much fun helping to build it, it is an easy build.

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